Banner Peak over Garnet Lake
The Story Behind This Photograph:
Taken at Garnet Lake beneath Banner Peak in the Ansel Adams Wilderness on July 27th, 2008
Sometimes it’s difficult to imagine how beautiful certain places on the planet can be. Garnet Lake in the high Sierra, with its clear, clean waters, pond-studded granite peninsulas, and spectacular backdrop, is one of those places. While camped there in the summer of 2008, I got up early one morning to find Garnet’s waters glassed-out to a mirror’s smoothness and the sun’s rays diffused warmly over Banner Peak, all of which made for an amazing photo-op.